Published September 24, 1993
by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English
|Contributions||H. W. Kroto (Editor), D. R. M. Walton (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||162|
In September , in an attempt to simulate the chemistry in a carbon star, Harry Kroto, Bob Curl and Richard Smalley set up a mass spectrometry experiment to study the plasma produced by focusing a pulsed laser on solid graphite. Serendipitously, a dominant amu mass peak corresponding to a. Completely self-contained, the book is logically arranged such that information is easy to retrieve, and the style lends itself to effortless reading and to learning more about the chemical properties of this family of molecules. His research interests concentrate on the field of chemistry and supramolecular chemistry of fullerenes in. A fullerene is an allotrope of carbon whose molecule consists of carbon atoms connected by single and double bonds so as to form a closed or partially closed mesh, with fused rings of five to seven atoms. The molecule may be a hollow sphere, ellipsoid, tube, or many other shapes and sizes. Graphene (isolated atomic layers of graphite), which is a flat mesh of regular hexagonal . Fullerenes-a guide to the current state of knowledge in the field The last decade has seen an explosion of research into the chemical and physical properties of a promising new class of carbon-based materials known as fullerenes. Karl Kadish and Rodney Ruoff, two highly recognized leaders in the fullerene and nanotube research community, edit a comprehensive .
The book is a contributed volume of fifteen carefully selected chapters. The first contribution (although the author is not specified) suggests a systematic nomenclature for fullerenes, e.g. C60 - fullerene, and numbering s: 1. This unique book is the first treatment of nanotechnology as the science controlled by the behaviour of thermodynamic small systems. It provides comprehensive discussions on fullerenes as building blocks, Raman spectroscopy as a powerful diagnostic tool, and nanotechnology as the technology bridging the gap between human-made and biological materials : Hardcover. Also covered in this book are the formation of complex structures between biologically active molecules and carbon materials. Furthermore, the application of fullerenes in certain medical therapies is explored, including the very recent discovery of new bio-compatible media which could be used as carriers in the delivery of fullerenes in : Paperback. You should not get this book, as it is now heavily outdated. But in , it gave a very good summary of what was known about C60 and its many variants. Already then, there was great recognition of its manifold promises for industrial uses. As the title suggests, the book explores these, under physics, microbiology and s: 1.
Fullerene, any of a series of hollow carbon molecules that form either a closed cage (‘buckyballs’) or a cylinder (carbon ‘nanotubes’). The first fullerene was discovered in by Sir Harold W. Kroto, Richard E. Smalley, and Robert F. Curl, Jr., for which the trio won the Nobel Prize for . "Reflecting the explosion of research findings in aromatic carbon compounds during the s, this reference covers a host of new and exciting fullerene applications, including nanotubes, compounds of fullerenes with other elements and structures, and polymerized fullerenes."--BOOK . Written by leading experts in the field the book summarises the basic principles of fullerene chemistry but also highlights some of the most remarkable advances that have occurred in recent years. Fullerenes: Principles and Applications will appeal to . About this book Although synthetic fullerenes have only been around for a few years, there are thousands of scientific articles dealing with them. This is the first monograph in the field and thus represents a vital source of information summarizing the most important and fundamental aspects of the organic and organometallic chemistry of the.